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'Immigration Knife Fight' Breaks Out at White House

Stephen Miller wanted someone else to lead ICE, officials say

(Newser) - President Trump's right-hand man on immigration tried another shakeup at Homeland Security this week and triggered a behind-the-scenes battle—one so vicious that an aide called it an "immigration knife fight." Per administration officials, Stephen Miller objected to President Trump naming former FBI official Mark Morgan as... More »

He Wanted His Wife Gone. So He Drove to an ICE Office

Antonio Oswaldo Burgos gets 4 months in prison for trying to bribe ICE officer

(Newser) - It may have seemed like a simple plan in his own mind. But, as the Washington Post reports, what Antonio Oswaldo Burgos tried to do in an attempt to get rid of his wife didn't end well: He tried to bribe an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer to deport... More »

Trump Taps 'True Believer' to Head ICE

Trump says Mark Morgan 'will do a great job!'

(Newser) - President Donald Trump is tapping a former border patrol chief who served in the Obama administration to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the AP reports. Trump tweets that Mark Morgan "will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of ICE."... More »

ICE Deports, Then Brings Back Husband of Fallen US Soldier

Couple's 12-year-old daughter was still in Phoenix

(Newser) - The husband of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan was deported to Mexico last week, leaving the couple's 12-year-old daughter behind, before ICE reversed itself and brought the man back to Phoenix. Officers arrested Jose Gonzalez Carranza, 30, on his way to his construction job last week and deported... More »

Report: White House Wanted to Send Migrants to 'Sanctuary Cities'

ICE told them the plan was unworkable

(Newser) - The White House wanted to send a message to Democrats by sending buses of apprehended migrants to "sanctuary cities" that refuse to hand over undocumented immigrants for deportation, according to emails seen by the Washington Post . The move was apparently proposed at least twice in the last six months,... More »

Trump Dumps ICE Nominee for Someone 'Tougher'

Ron Vitiello is no longer the president's choice to head agency

(Newser) - A move unpredictable even for a president known for his unpredictability came down Thursday regarding President Trump's nomination for a new chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The president withdrew his pick of Ron Vitiello—a longtime border official with more than three decades of law enforcement experience, and... More »

He Went to Motel 6 to Wrap His Kids' Gifts. Then ICE Came

Just one story cited by Washington state AG in announcing $12M settlement hotel chain will pay

(Newser) - If you or any family members stayed at a Motel 6 in the state of Washington between Feb. 1, 2015, and Sept. 17, 2017, you may want to check out the latest statement from the attorney general there. Per NPR , Bob Ferguson announced that Motel 6 will pay $12 million... More »

280 Face Deportation After Massive ICE Raid

Protests follow arrest of 'community members' in Allen, Texas

(Newser) - Numerous complaints against a Texas tech refurbishment business have led to the arrest of more than 280 employees who will now be processed for deportation. "As far as immigration-related arrests, this is the largest ICE worksite operation at one site in the last 10 years," special agent Katrina... More »

The Border Glut Is 'Staggering'

One analyst describes a 'system-wide collapse'

(Newser) - An unprecedented migrant wave is snarling the immigrant system and peppering the Texas-Mexico border with sad sights—like dozens of families jammed under a bridge in El Paso, the El Paso Times reports. "It's staggering," says McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez. "Really, we’ve never seen... More »

ICE Grabs 'Dreamer' Flight Attendant

Selene Saavedra Roman is held for over 5 weeks

(Newser) - A Texas flight attendant who was enrolled in the government's program for "Dreamers" flew to Mexico for work and was stopped by immigration authorities who forced her to spend more than a month in detention, her attorney said. Selene Saavedra Roman, 28, who immigrated illegally to the US... More »

Woman Who Knocked Off MAGA Cap Gets in Real Trouble

ICE accuses Brazil native of living here illegally

(Newser) - A woman charged with assault and battery after a diner said she knocked his "Make America Great Again" cap off now faces deportation. Immigration officers arrested Rosiane Santos on Tuesday, USA Today reports, accusing her of being a citizen of Brazil living in Massachusetts illegally. A lawyer for Santos... More »

Lawyer: ICE to Release Grammy-Nominated Rapper

21 Savage 'won his freedom'

(Newser) - It's too late for him to attend the Grammys, where he was nominated for two awards, but lawyers for Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage say they have secured his release from immigration custody. The 26-year-old, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3 and many fans... More »

Mood Sours on Border Security Talks

The acting White House chief of staff issues a warning

(Newser) - Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week, the AP reports. The White House wouldn't rule out a renewed partial government shutdown if... More »

Rapper Up for 2 Grammys Nabbed by ICE Agents

21 Savage was arrested Sunday

(Newser) - Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was taken into federal immigration custody early Sunday, authorities said. The artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation in the Atlanta area involving local and federal law enforcement officers, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said... More »

Migrant on Hunger Strike: I'm Being Force-Fed

Man says he's tied down and force-fed through tubes

(Newser) - Nine men—up from six earlier this week—are being force-fed under court order in a detention center in El Paso, Texas, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. One of the hunger strikers, a 22-year-old man from Indian who called the AP on Friday, described how he is dragged from... More »

ICE Set Up a Fake College. Then Came the Arrests

The 'University of Farmington' was used to nab recruiters of undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday names eight suspects accused of "harboring aliens for profit"—and it was a phony university set up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that nabbed them. NBC News reports on the fake "University of Farmington," which set up shop in 2015 near... More »

High School Student's Doodle Leads to Deportation

Alex drew a devil with horns, the school mascot; ICE deemed it gang activity

(Newser) - Alex attended Huntington High School on Long Island, and he committed three big sins in the eyes of the authorities: He once wore blue sneakers to the school, he wrote "504" on his school bag and on a school calculator, and he doodled a devil with horns on his... More »

For Couple on Way to Give Birth, ICE Had a Different Plan

California man is hauled away after feds say he's wanted on murder charges in Mexico

(Newser) - A California woman said Saturday that she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the man was detained because he was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant in a homicide... More »

$500 Twitter Offer Could Cost Man $250K

Brandon Ziobrowski allegedly sought someone to kill ICE agents

(Newser) - FYI, Twitter is not the place to seek out an assassin. Federal authorities say a tweet soliciting the murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents was flagged as a domestic terrorism threat days after it was posted July 2, leading to the Thursday arrest of a Massachusetts man in New... More »

Judge Rejects US Plan to Detain Families Indefinitely

She rules administration can't alter Flores agreement

(Newser) - A federal judge has rejected what she called President Trump's "cynical" effort to ditch an agreement limiting the amount of time children can be held in immigration detention. Dolly Gee, a Los Angeles-based US district judge, said the administration had offered "tortured" reasoning in its attempt to... More »

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